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Shopping Report: All the Holiday Deals and Delights You’ll Ever Need


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By Kit Waskom Pollard

Now that the turkey has been stuffed and eaten and the leftovers are packed away, it’s time to focus on – what else? – holiday shopping!

From Black Friday sales to Small Business Saturday celebrations and beyond, there are plenty of events and promotions to explore this week. Here’s a look at some of what’s going on around Baltimore today, tomorrow and for the rest of the week:

· Stop by Nouveau in Belvedere Square from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a Black Friday/Moving Day celebration complete with live music, refreshment, a martini bar and – of course – discounts.

· Towson Town Center shops will open for Black Friday as early as 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and will stay open as late as 1 a.m. on Saturday. Click here for more information.

· From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, November 28th, receive a free Christmas stocking to stuff with accessories or doll clothing at Liza Byrd in Stevenson Village – all items in the stocking will be 20% off.

· Starting on Friday, check in at The Village at Cross Keys, where the shops will offer tons of discounts and great holiday promotions.

· This weekend at Poppy and Stella in Fells Point, the entire store is 30% to 50% off. Stop in for discounts and for treats, from raffles and gifts with purchases of $50 and more to cupcakes from Baltimore Cakery.

· Alice Jane says thank you to its customers with Friday and Saturday promotions. Shoppers will receive 10% off purchases of $100 or more and 20% off purchases of $200 or more.

· Santa has arrived at The Shops at Kenilworth, along with the storied annual holiday train garden. The Shops will have extended holiday hours from November 28th through December 24th and individual stores will offer great promotions and discounts. On Black Friday, WBAL will be on hand from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., with specials, giveaways – and Zeke’s Coffee samples.

· On Friday, November 28th and Saturday, November, 29th, find all sorts of cool and crazy gifts at the American Visionary Arts Museum’s Bazaart holiday art market.

· On Friday and Saturday, shops throughout Hampden will kick off the season with sales and festivities, from scratch-off discounts at Studio C Jewelry to Small Business Saturday gift card promotions at doubledutch boutique.

· In Harbor East, Sassanova will be celebrating all week, with sales on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, plus daily discounts and free gifts every day starting on December 1st. Harbor East parking is complimentary during the holiday season, making shopping easier than ever.

· On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit Becket Hitch in Greenspring Station as they host a trunk show with FoundStudio, featuring original artworks and archival quality prints.

· This Friday and Saturday, receive 15% off new suits, sport jackets, tuxedos or shirts as Christopher Schaefer Clothier celebrates the start of holiday season – and their fourth anniversary.

· On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wee Chic will host an Etsy pop-up shop with Little Miss Pepper Designs. Designer Stacey Bradshaw will be in the shop to help customize charm necklaces and show off her earrings, bracelets and other jewelry styles.

· Shops throughout Federal Hill are celebrating Small Business Saturday with discounts and refreshments, from 20% off essential oils at SoBotanical to a “Pick Your Own Discount” event at Brightside Boutique & Art Studio. For more information about other participating shops, visit the Historic Federal Hill website.

· On Thursday, December 4th, shop ’til you drop at the first installment of downtown Annapolis’s Midnight Madness. Shops will stay open until midnight and downtown will be full of festive carols, lights and fun.

· At the Baltimore Country Club’s sold out annual Holiday Fashion Show on December 5th, a variety of retailers, including Sassanova, Lori K and Liza Byrd will show off – and sell – some of their favorite holiday season clothing and accessories.

· On December 5th, stop by the new Cross Keys shop The Girl Next Door for a fun grand opening party.

4th Anniversary Sale this Friday & Saturday at Christopher Schafer Clothier


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The folks at Christopher Schafer Clothier are excited to announce that in honor of their 4th anniversary they are celebrating with a fantastic sale. On Friday 11/28 aka “Black Friday” and Saturday 11/29 aka “Small Business Saturday” they are offering 15% off your new suit, sport jacket, tuxedo, sport jacket or shirt!

The shop is stocked up on beautiful handmade ties, bow ties, pocket squares, cuff links, tie bars, and end-of-bolt fabrics. Gift certificates are also available and included in this sale.

Christopher Schafer Clothier will be open from 10-7 on Friday and 12-5 on Saturday. Please contact to schedule an appointment or feel free to stop by the studio.


Shopping Report: No Sleep ‘Til Black Friday


Shopping Report

By Kit Waskom Pollard

The big story this week is Thanksgiving but there’s plenty going on outside the kitchen as stores gear up for the holiday shopping frenzy.

  • Get a jump start on holiday shopping at the Friends School Parents Association’s 29th annual Holly Fest, held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 22nd.
  • During November, Urban Threads is offering 10% off blanket purchases with the donation of a gently used, clean blanket. Collected blankets will be donated to Mutts Matter Rescue, Grassroots and other local shelters.
  • Through December 7th, receive 20% off select merchandise, during South Moon Under’s Holiday 2014 event. For online purchases, use the code HOLIDAY20.


On Black Friday, November 28th, stores all over the region will go crazy with extended hours and sales. Here’s just a taste of what’s happening around town:

  • Harbor East shops will feature extended hours and sales – don’t miss Sassanova’s deep discounts on shoes, clothing and accessories.
  • Stop by Nouveau in Belvedere Square from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a Black Friday/Moving Day celebration complete with live music, refreshments, a martini bar and – of course – discounts.
  • Towson Town Center shops will open as early as 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and will stay open as late as 1 a.m. on Saturday.

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday in Hampden


Black Friday in Baltimore in Hampden

So how’s everyone’s turkey hangover? Did everyone else have pie for breakfast today? Assuming you’re reading this from somewhere other than the Toys R Us escalator or the probably-empty-by-now racks at Macy’s (which, if you are in either of those places:  Put down the device! You need to be alert! It’s a jungle out there!) you’re probably spending the day recovering from yesterday’s feasting and bracing for the full-on holiday season that has officially begun. Why not get things off to a pleasant (and quintessentially Baltimore) start by heading down to The Avenue in Hampden for great deals, local finds, and the opportunity to stroll off that second slice of pecan pie from last night.

Station North Black Friday Art & Craft Market


Station North Black Friday Market Holiday Shopping in Baltimore

Well, it’s almost here. Thanksgiving is tomorrow, which means a non-stop month of shopping, decorating, card-mailing, wining, dining, packing bags, unpacking bags, and hopefully having time to breathe in between it all. There’s no shortage of great things to do this weekend in Baltimore. There’s Small Business Saturday shopping, drop-in family art activities at the Walters, and music at the Creative Alliance to help you dance off some of that extra stuffing. And of course, the city’s offerings go well beyond that. But if you’re staying in town this weekend, one great place to start the season off might be the Station North Black Friday Art & Craft Market.

Celebrate the opportunity to avoid the mad rushes through sliding glass doors, and instead head down to the Station North Arts District. The Station North Art & Craft Market will feature locally made goods that run the gamut from silkscreened tote bags to hand-crafted jewelry. The famed Gogo’s Retread Threads bus will also be in attendance. Sure, you might not find that 94 inch 3-D, flat screen, touch screen monitor for sixty percent off, but the mental health and well-being savings will be well worth it. We promise.

The Station North Black Friday Art & Craft Market takes place on Friday, November 23rd at D Center Baltimore, 16 W. North Avenue . The event will be held from 3pm – 8pm.

Wal-Mart Asks NLRB to Squash Black Friday Worker Protest


With ever-earlier Black Friday sales threatening to one day completely obliterate Thanksgiving, retailers are trying harder and harder to coax consumers off their computers and into stores for the yearly American tradition of inadvertently trampling someone to death. 

Black Friday Perks (at Local Shops)


It used to be Black Friday was mostly for the big box stores, but now local shopping centers and boutiques are getting into the act. In honor of the biggest shopping day of the year, here are a few special promotions at local shops.

Sassanova will offer discounts throughout the day. From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. the entire store’s merchandise will be 30 percent off; from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., everything in the store will be 25 percent off; and from 11 a.m. until closing at 7 p.m., the entire store’s merchandise will be 20 percent off. The promotion includes sale merchandise. – 805 Aliceanna – Harbor East


Green Spring Station will offer hot drinks from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., gift with purchase at participating retailers. – 10749 Falls Road, Lutherville

Gifts With Purchases Listing
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Buy a Chantelle bra get a free mirror; buy a Spanx product and get a Stila lip gloss; buy a Wacoal bra and get a free water bottle; buy an Oscar de la Renta gown or robe and get a free sample of perfume. And, 25 percent off all Hanky Panky thongs and ready-to-wear!

Craft Concepts
Free initial notepads.

Matava Shoes
Twenty-five percent off just about the entire store (UGG, Frye and weatherproof not included).

The Pleasure Of Your Company
A free Illume votive candle with a $20.00 purchase, one per customer.

A free Tommy Bahama item with purchase of $100 or more.

Wee Chic
Star lollipops with any purchase.


Bin 604 will be offering complimentary samples of its top recommendations to enjoy with Thanksgiving leftovers all day on Black Friday. Plus, take 10 percent off every four bottles of wine purchased from the front features wall, and get a free wine tote. BIN 604 Wine Sellers will be open from noon to 8 p.m. – 604 S. Exeter Street, Harbor East

Let us know if you know about any other promotions in the comments!